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Service Manager – Children’s Specialist Support Service

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7243
  • Published: Thu 08/07/2021, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 22/07/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £59733 - £77301
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House
Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to join Enfield Council to lead our new Children’s Specialist Support Service. If you are a dynamic and passionate person committed to working with and supporting children and young people, this is your chance to join us. We offer a high quality and innovative service for children in Enfield. Our children and family services were judged as Good in all areas by OFSTED in March 2019 and we want you to join us on our journey to Outstanding

We recently re-designed our offer of support to vulnerable children / young people at risk of all forms of child exploitation to ensure our responses to children and young people are in line with our key objectives. We now have a Children Specialist Service which incorporates two Adolescent Safeguarding Teams, a Contextual Safeguarding Unit led by a Practice Lead, the Domestic Abuse Team, Emergency Duty Team and our student unit (Frontline).

We are looking to recruit an experienced Service Manager to join the team. The successful candidates will display a high level of determination as well as:

  • a strong understanding of what best practice looks like and be passionate about inspiring and improving children’s lives, as well as the continuous professional development of social work practitioners
  • being able to contribute to shape the policies, strategies and operations of the exploitation service which works towards safeguarding and care for vulnerable children and young people from diverse backgrounds. You will champion effectiveness, ensure the service adapts to change, and consistently deliver good outcomes. You will supervise and inspire a diverse workforce within the service working with children and young people in Enfield.
  • effectively represent services at a range of internal and external forums
  • managing and being accountable for high-level risk and decision making in relation to children in need of protection, at risk of significant harm, children on the edge of care etc
  • have a demonstrable track record of leading, motivating and managing teams and/or programmes to achieve significant, sustainable service improvements and outstanding results
  • have a high degree of evidence of strategy, policy or operational service development, implementation and successful evaluation through the use of performance monitoring systems including target setting and performance appraisal

About you

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Qualified and registered social worker (SWE)
  • Knowledge of what excellence looks like and champion best practice and have a thorough working knowledge of relevant legislation and local, regional and national practice that underpins child protection work.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing date: 23:59 on 22nd July 2021



Additional Information

To apply please click on the apply button below

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andrea Walkerdine on 0208 132 1022 or andrea.walkerdine@enfield.gov.uk. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Florah Shiringo on 020 8132 2156 or Anne Stoker on 020 8379 4075 for an informal discussion.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.



  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7243
  • Published: Thu 08/07/2021, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 22/07/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £59733 - £77301
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House

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